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TBGLIVE BTN Importfest Toronto ON 2018

With 63% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Importfest in Toronto, ON on July 28th is Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si)! Congratulations, Frank and Nick! Thanks to all the supporters and competitors, and a huge shout-out to Importfest for hosting the event and competition. Stay tuned for Frank & Nick's 1982 Honda Civic Si exclusive print feature in an upcoming issue of PASMAG!

STAGE 1 (ELIMINATION): COMPLETE
Jul 23 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 25 @ 2:00 PM EDT

PASMAG is proud to announce its partnership with Importfest at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6) on Saturday, July 28, 2018 (11:00 AM - 10:30 PM EDT). A Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competition will be integrated to the event as a unique award category, similar to a "People's Choice" award. Only pre-registered and confirmed competitors of the event are able to participate and join this online, bracket-style, head-to-head challenge on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the automotive enthusiasts, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage (rounds). The winner of the #TBGLIVE award category receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG.

TOP QUALIFIERS

1. Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si) - 143 (A)
2. John Botero (1998 Acura Integra) - 124 (A)
3. Shashank Yarlagadda (2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution) - 116 (A)
4. Darren Shady (1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R) - 105 (A)
5. Steven Wadden (1998 Nissan Skyline) - 80
6. Carlos Falla (2001 Toyota Celica GT) - 66
7. Cole Krytiuk (2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo) - 57
8. Ning Dong (2006 Nissan 350Z) - 46
8. Eric Leung (2015 Scion FR-S) - 46
10. Will Trudell (2009 Infiniti G37) - 31
11. Allan Robinson (1998 Acura Integra AWD) - 23
12. Nick Cosentino (2012 Audi TT RS) - 1

(Updated: July 25 @ 2:33 PM EDT)
*(A) - Advances to the next stage

The 4 (four) competitors with the highest quantity of votes at the end of Stage 1 will advance to Stage 2!

STAGE 2 (TOP 4): COMPLETE
Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM - Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Congratulations to the Top 4 competitors advancing to Stage 2: Top 4! In Stage 2 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Importfest in Toronto on July 28th, the voters have selected 4 (four) competitors to advance from Stage 1. Congratulations to Frank & Nick Vitulli for being the Top Competitor! Let the battle stages begin! In Battle 1, we see Seed No 1. Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si) against Seed No 4. Darren Shady (1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R), and in Battle 2, we see Seed No 2. John Botero (1998 Acura Integra) against Seed No 3. Shashank Yarlagadda (2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution). The voting polls for Stage 2 open on July 26th @ 12:00 PM and close on July 27th @ 2:00 PM EDT, and the winner of each battle advances to Stage 3, the final round. Your vote matters!

BATTLE 1
1. Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si) - 121 (A)
4. Darren Shady (1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R) - 85

BATTLE 2
2. John Botero (1998 Acura Integra) - 108 (A)
3. Shashank Yarlagadda (2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution) - 58

*(A) - Advances to the next stage

The competitors with the highest quantity of voters in each battle at the end of Stage 2 will advance to Stage 3!

STAGE 3 (TOP 2): COMPLETE
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT

Congratulations to the Top 2 competitors advancing to Stage 3: Top 2! In Stage 2 of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds at Importfest in Toronto, ON, the voters have selected 2 (two) competitors to advance to Stage 3. Let the final battle begin! In Battle 3, we see Seed No 1. Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si) against Seed No 2. John Botero (1998 Acura Integra). Similar to the previous stage, voting is enabled online but this time on Instagram and Twitter. To vote for your favorite competitor in Stage 3, create a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter (use a photo or video of his/her vehicle) with the announced hashtag (below) in the caption field. Only 1 (one) new hashtag mention will be counted per user. Edits to old/existing posts to include a competitor's hashtag do not count as a vote. Only public votes count. State 3 voting polls will be open on Saturday, July 28th between at 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM EDT. The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 28th at the awards ceremony. Now it's your turn to make a difference! Your vote matters!

BATTLE 3
1. Frank & Nick Vitulli (1989 Honda Civic Si) - 63% (W)

#TBG6VITULLI Hashtag Voters: 142; Reach: 416,710 / Impressions: 432,402

VS

2. John Botero (1998 Acura Integra) - 37%
#TBG6BOTERO Hashtag Voters: 83; Reach: 183,491 / Impressions: 191,034

The competitor with the highest quantity of voters at the end of Stage 3 wins the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Importfest!

*(W) - WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

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How To Advance

When the Battle Stages begin, competitors must obtain votes on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Rather than PASMAG staff selecting the winner of the #TBGLIVE award category, this responsibility falls on YOU - the fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors and/or event. With a click of a button (voting is enabled via Facebook) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage. At the end of each stage, the competitor with the highest number of votes will advance to the next Stage.

How To Vote Social

In the elimination stages, visitors to the Tuner Battlegrounds website simply log-in with their existing Facebook account credentials using the integrated Facebook Login widget. Once logged in, visitors can vote for their favorite competitor(s) by clicking the star on the top of a competitor profile page when enabled (see Schedule). Voting is limited to 1(one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified competitors.

Rules and Regulations

Winner will be announced Saturday, July 28th @ Award Ceremony.

WINNER OF THE TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS #TBGLIVE AWARD CATEGORY RECEIVES AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FEATURE IN PASMAG!

TBGLIVE Logo Importfest 2018

Importfest
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6
Saturday, July 28, 2018 (11:00 AM - 10:30 PM EDT)
www.importfest.com